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Rascal Flatts And Hayden Panettiere To Host CMT Artists Of The Year Special


Rascal Flatts and Hayden Panettiere have been confirmed as co-hosts of the CMT Artists of the Year TV special. Panettiere, who plays Juliette Barnes on the ABC Drama Nashville, said she was thrilled to be called on for the ceremony:

"I am so happy to be embraced by the country community and to be included in such a big event, especially with Rascal Flatts. I can't wait to see how the evening unfolds!"

Flatts' Jay DeMarcus was equally excited, exclaiming "We're gonna have a blast!"

CMT has billed the event as "the most exclusive gathering of country music superstars," adding that "For the first time ever, CMT is keeping the list of honorees top secret until they are revealed on the night of the telecast.

The third annual Artists of the Year special airs December 8 on CMT at 11PM EST.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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